What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market

Edsurge

Last summer, when I was working for ThinkCERCA, which helps students develop critical thinking skills through reading and writing, the edtech startup was facing a big decision: should it try and break into the lucrative Chinese market? After a summer of market research and competitor analysis, the company eventually signed off on a collaboration with a Chinese partner, TAL Education. company that has eyed Asia as the next big market. edtech companies.

Amplify Reported to Be Dropping School Tablet Business

Marketplace K-12

BloombergBusiness reports that Amplify, which launched tablets for K-12 in 2013, will abandon the hardware business. The company counters that it is "still fulfilling orders" for tablets. Ed-tech SXSW amplify chromebook edtech iste sxswedu tablet

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Use this checklist and infographic to make sure you’ve included the edtech essentials in your workflow this year.

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Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

iKross Tripod with adapters for smartphones, tablets, GoPro, and DSLR Camera – [link]. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

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Microsoft Hopes to Revive Its Education Tablet Efforts With the New $399 Surface Go

Edsurge

based company continued its streak of education announcements with the launch of the Surface Go , a version of the hybrid tablet that Microsoft aims to sell to schools. That same month, Google announced that it was working with Acer to create an education tablet made for Chrome OS, which starts at $329. Resurfacing the Microsoft’s Education Effort The education tablet was once the domain of Apple, whose iPads won headlines and statewide adoptions at the start of this decade.

Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security

EdTech Magazine

Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security. Last month, RealNetworks , the streaming media company that garnered attention in the ‘90s and early 2000s for developing the first audio streaming solution , announced it would offer its facial recognition software, SAFR , for free to over 100,000 school districts. SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks!

?Ohio State Will Give Incoming Students iPads. But Do Tablet Programs Work?

Edsurge

But do big tablet programs make sense nowadays? Phil Hill, an edtech consultant and blogger for eLiterate, doesn’t think so. A smaller percentage own tablets. But they also document that there’s not a huge interest in using tablets more and more.” The 2017 study finds that laptops “are king, smartphones are queen” and as for tablets, they’re “on the way out.” Starting in fall 2018, all first year students at The Ohio State University will receive iPad Pros.

Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018

Edsurge

And we’re filing stories that capture the essence of the edtech industry in 2018. But the edtech industry has hit some bumps along the way, wrestling with collateral concerns from the public spotlight over data privacy and security. A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works). But the company’s most compelling case for reclaiming pole position in the education market isn’t the tablet, argues EdSurge columnist Jin-Soo Huh.

Can Edtech Behind Bars Help Keep People Out?

Edsurge

Nevertheless, the challenge presents an opportunity to companies that aim to offer tools and services at the intersection of education and social rehabilitation. Communication and Education, Hand in Hand One of the newer entrants to this market is Edovo , which offers a tablet-based educational platform for prisons with the explicit goal of combating recidivism and helping inmates obtain employment after their release. We are an education technology company at our core."

How Edtech Developers Design Around ‘Screen Fatigue’

Edsurge

When I think about education technology, images of engaged students in front of computers and tablets come to mind. I imagine wide-eyed kids with big smiles, just like the ones I see on edtech product pages. As the director of business development at Zinc Learning Labs , a literacy company, my bread and butter is communication with educators. Not only do I want to know what is—and isn’t—working with my product, I also want to stay up to date on edtech trends overall.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Tagged on: April 2, 2017 School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine → This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Tagged on: April 2, 2017 School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine → This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition)

Doug Levin

(Mostly) back from my August hiatus, I’m pleased to offer up the next edition of A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition). EdTech News News news

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition). Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. " Tagged on: August 23, 2017 Inside the Kids' Privacy Zone | CommonSense Kids Action → This report examines five "pressing" privacy developments: smart toys and smart homes; virtual and augmented reality; digital citizenship; targeted ads; and, edtech.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition). Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. " Tagged on: August 23, 2017 Inside the Kids' Privacy Zone | CommonSense Kids Action → This report examines five "pressing" privacy developments: smart toys and smart homes; virtual and augmented reality; digital citizenship; targeted ads; and, edtech.

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6 EdTech Tools for the Future Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

While we can’t predict what the future holds for EdTech tools, we can make educated guesses as to which resources will see success in years to come. Here are some EdTech tools already making an impact and others that show a lot of promise for what lies ahead.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

edWeb.net

How strong is the company’s K-12 track record? Finally, as with all new edtech, a successful rollout depends on having a well-thought-out plan. Accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone, ClassLink is ideal for 1to1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.

?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries

Edsurge

It was an edtech entrepreneur’s dream on Wednesday at Intel’s Education Accelerator Demo Day. The program announced that last year, participants like tutoring app company GotIt! raised more than $9 million in a recent Series A round , and handheld wireless sensor company PocketLab is now teaming up with Google to bring the pocket-sized lab equipment to the Google Science Journal. It’s the eighth startup project for CEO Cy Megnin, who’s raised $500,000 for the company so far.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Do you know that feeling when you are told your questions about student privacy are unfounded by a representative of a company that earns 86% of its total revenue from advertising? A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition). Tagged on: March 19, 2017 Cyber attacks a serious, and under-reported, threat to Boulder Valley companies | Boulder Daily Camera → Specific to the Boulder, CO-area, but useful overview of cybersecurity trends.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

And whether you are personally concerned about issues of privacy (perhaps because you believe you have nothing to hide ), you should be concerned about the ability of even the most sophisticated technology company to keep the data collected about you secure. It’s one thing to be blasé about what a company you’ve chosen to do business with might do with your personal information; it’s another thing altogether when the bad guys have stolen it. EdTech News News new

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

And whether you are personally concerned about issues of privacy (perhaps because you believe you have nothing to hide ), you should be concerned about the ability of even the most sophisticated technology company to keep the data collected about you secure. It’s one thing to be blasé about what a company you’ve chosen to do business with might do with your personal information; it’s another thing altogether when the bad guys have stolen it. EdTech News News new

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iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, that’s good stuff for every K-2nd grade iPad or Google Play enabled tablet! The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

School’s Out for the Latest Y Combinator Batch, and Here’s What Its Edtech Graduates Are Up to

Edsurge

Seven of the 134 companies in this batch provide education services—which is a similar percentage from the last cohort. Since the previous Demo Day in March, Tim Brady, a partner at Y Combinator who advises edtech startups, says he hasn’t noticed much in terms of changes in the education landscape. In this latest cohort of edtech companies, only one is aimed at being used in classrooms. Plans will run companies $6 per month for each participating employee.

Disintermediating IT: The Secret Sauce To Small School EdTech Success

There is no box

Prior to my arrival, they had been contracting with a local tech services company for their onsite break/fix tech needs. While local IT services companies may do an ok job of break/fix, contracting with them is a ticket to status quo at best and sometimes serious frustration at worst.

Today's Newsletter: What does 5G Have to do With Edtech?

techlearning

Beginning today through April 15th, the company is calling on the public to nominate a local middle school in need for the opportunity to become a Verizon Innovative Learning school. Winners receive in-depth and ongoing teacher training, curriculum guides, tablets and 5G data plans.

Emerging EdTech Trends to Implement Today

Fractus Learning

Over the years, technology has grown increasingly intertwined in education, from the implementation of computer and the internet into classrooms, to today’s growing trend of providing students with their own laptops or tablets to further aid their education.

How to Turn a District’s Edtech Portfolio From a Hodgepodge to an Ecosystem

Edsurge

There are Smart TVs in every classroom and interactive whiteboards and table tablets in the student media lounge. And Energy Institute High School is an inspiring example of how learning can be unleashed when a district’s edtech portfolio becomes less of a hodgepodge and more of an ecosystem. This fall, Jillian Estrella started her fourth year as a science teacher at the Energy Institute High School in Houston.

Education Startup Backed By Mark Zuckerberg Starts Global Expansion With Acquisition

Wisewire

The company is paying $120 million to acquire Osmo, a U.S. He says he first encountered Osmo when his five-year-old son started playing some of the company’s games last year. Ed Tech current events ed tech ed tech news edtech news education technology

Engaging Kindergartners with Technology: Augmented Reality, Ipads, QR Codes and More

The CoolCatTeacher

Most of the kids are completely familiar with iPads and tablets and phones, so we have some iPads in the classroom with some folders. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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Students Speak: How Technology Can Transform Learning

Digital Promise

Today, most youth use phones, tablets, computers, and smartwatches. The lack of technology use in my classrooms is a shame considering I am in Oakland, one of the most innovative cities with an influx of tech companies.

Ways to Get Technology into Your Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you have a passion for teaching with tablets, Chromebooks, or setting up a digital station then you have many ways to afford that dream. The proceeds can go towards getting computers, laptops, tablets, better wifi, a technology cart, or other digital tools. Pilot programs - Often big companies like MicroSoft or Verizon will want to run pilot programs worldwide and provide your school with tons of their devices.

Guest Post: Is Virtual Reality For Education All Hype?

EdTech4Beginners

Companies have begun distributing smartphone-compatible cardboard VR sets in the US and organizing events and meetups for teachers. They look at the devices at kids’ disposal—smartphones and tablets. Depending on what you teach, you can choose a company that fits your lesson plan.

Testing Giving You The Blues? Get Creative with EdTech Formative Assessments

MSEDTechie

20 years ago we never would have imagined that the position as a Social Media Manager would be an actual job, and just about every company or organization would need to have someone manage their social media accounts.

Flip Grid: 6 Fun Ideas to Engage Learners in Conversation with Teryl Magee

The CoolCatTeacher

And the teacher pushes out a code to the students or they push out that link to the students that they’re able to access and the students will actually respond via video through either their mobile device or through the video camera on their laptop or their tablet that they have.

Ways to Get Technology into Your Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you have a passion for teaching with tablets, Chromebooks, or setting up a digital station then you have many ways to afford that dream. The proceeds can go towards getting computers, laptops, tablets, better wifi, a technology cart, or other digital tools. Pilot programs - Often big companies like MicroSoft or Verizon will want to run pilot programs worldwide and provide your school with tons of their devices.

How to Add New EdTech to Your Back-to-School Toolkit

Graphite Blog

Be honest -- did you randomly put some apps you'd never used on tablets and give them to your students or bookmark a random website that seemed to connect with your content but that you didn't have time to fully evaluate? It's summer. You're enjoying your time off.

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A Glimpse of the Future: What the K-12 Classroom Will Look Like in 2025

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Given that my experience is limited to middle school and high school students through my test-prep company and my critical-reading web app, SmartyReader , I’ll highlight my own insights in hopes of sparking a larger discussion of how the K-12 classroom will look in 2025.

Accessing free eBooks with Open eBooks

Class Tech Integrate

Right now, the app only works on tablets (iPad/Android), but the Open eBooks company informed me that they hope to have a web based version out later this year, so if you are a Chromebook district, keep your eye peeled!

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Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Instead of selecting many apps, many are now recommending just a few tools/protocols for how things are taught with edtech. Now, that’s good stuff for every K-2nd grade iPad or Google Play enabled tablet! This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Accessing free eBooks with Open eBooks

Class Tech Integrate

Right now, the app only works on tablets (iPad/Android), but the Open eBooks company informed me that they hope to have a web based version out later this year, so if you are a Chromebook district, keep your eye peeled!

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